The really funky old-school factor caught my attention. If you need to play at midnight, and maybe you don't want to wake up your wife, then you can actually go down stairs and crank it and not get yelled at. Greta overdrives progressively, and goes from a little raunch (think of 1950's little tube amps for beginners) to creamy (Gender Champ, gain up), to saturation (think "Shine" by Collective Soul). I wish that they had figured out a handle, though. Buy this amp. Use it as a pre-amp for the Excelsior by Fender. Use it to not upset your family. And the cute factor means you don't have to leave it in your office.